The outer disks of Herbig stars from the UV to NIR

C. Grady, M. Fukagawa, Y. Maruta, Y. Ohta, J. Wisniewski, J. Hashimoto, Y. Okamoto, M. Momose, T. Currie, M. McElwain, T. Muto, T. Kotani, N. Kusakabe, M. Feldt, M. Sitko, K. Follette, M. Bonnefoy, T. Henning, M. Takami, J. KarrJ. Kwon, T. Kudo, L. Abe, W. Brandner, T. Brandt, J. Carson, S. Egner, M. Goto, O. Guyon, Y. Hayano, M. Hayashi, S. Hayashi, K. Hodapp, M. Ishii, M. Iye, M. Janson, R. Kandori, G. Knapp, M. Kuzuhara, T. Matsuo, S. Miyama, J. I. Morino, A. Moro-Martín, T. Nishimura, T. S. Pyo, E. Serabyn, T. Suenaga, H. Suto, R. Suzuki, Y. H. Takahashi, N. Takato, H. Terada, C. Thalmann, D. Tomono, E. L. Turner, M. Watanabe, T. Yamada, H. Takami, T. Usuda, M. Tamura

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Spatially-resolved imaging of Herbig stars and related objects began with HST, but intensified with commissioning of high-contrast imagers on 8-m class telescopes. The bulk of the data taken from the ground have been polarized intensity imagery at H-band, with the majority of the sources observed as part of the Strategic Exploration of Exoplanets and Disks with Subaru (SEEDS) survey. Sufficiently many systems have been imaged that we discuss disk properties in scattered, polarized light in terms of groups defined by the IR spectral energy distribution. We find novel phenomena in many of the disks, including spiral density waves, and discuss the disks in terms of clearing mechanisms. Some of the disks have sufficient data to map the dust and gas components, including water ice dissociation products.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)253-266
Number of pages14
JournalAstrophysics and Space Science
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 2015

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Space and Planetary Science


  • Planet-disk interactions
  • Protoplanetary disks
  • Stars: Herbig Ae/Be
  • Stars: pre-main sequence


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